Category Archives: perception

Goats in overcoats

Mind Hacks points out this mindblowing item in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: “A Roman chariot, the rider dressed in gold, flashed across the curtain several times. On the ward, tropical vines grew from the foot of her bed. A … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Immigrant

Citizen Orange: Who is it? “… just another undocumented resident living in his adoptive country, giving back to his people and being an example of what it means to be ‘American.’ He was sent by his parents to a foreign … Continue reading

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Learning Makes Itself Invisible

Learning SHOULD Be Fun: Tom Stafford writes “In lots of teaching situations we focus on the right and wrong answers to things, which is a venerable paradigm for learning, but not the only one. There is a less structured, curiosity-driven, … Continue reading

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Yoda: The Difficult Co-Star

Portion of full interview with Mark Hamill, from “Legends of Film & Fantasy” a new documentary to be released in the fall. As an inspiration to all of us who may hesitate thinking we’re not quite ready for the big … Continue reading

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Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Test your Awareness with Do The Test’s Whodunnit. Who Killed Lord Smithe? How observant are you? How did you do?

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A Taste for Mastery

We're Only Human: “These findings, reported in the December issue of Psychological Science, may explain the power of hobbies. But more than that they sound a warning to those choosing jobs and careers. Hard work and mastery may give us … Continue reading

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The Story of Doctor Fox

Amazing Stories from the History of Science: “His polished performance so impressed the audience that nobody noticed that the man standing at the lectern wasn’t just Myron L. Fox from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine: he was also the … Continue reading

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